My father,Subramanya Bhat, worked in the Indian Railways from 1958 to 1987 and trains are so much a part of his life. So often I have seen his expression when he watches a train chugging into the platform. There is so much of affection. He gets three free passes in a year from Indian Railways… Continue reading Memories of childhood; first train journey
ATMOSPHERIC – IT ALSO MEANS Resembling or representing the atmosphere; having or giving the effect of translucence: a painting suffused with a hazy, atmospheric glow.
THREES – the grills, sunlight and the trees beyond.
TV serials are very popular in our place and many are faithful followers of at least one or two serials which the feel they just cannot miss. We have so many languages and as many soaps. And when I listen to their stories, there is nothing really different in the story line. Unfortunately most of… Continue reading Reel and real Life Drama
VIOLET – this violet coloured balsam flower blooms during the rainy season by our hillsides. “Flowers don’t worry about how the’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” ~Jim Carrey
TREASURE Sitting in our verandah, we can see trees all around us. The colour green is so pleasant and soothing. Sitting there, reading a book and looking out at the trees is a pleasure and a treasure:) Trees are something to treasure. In so many places trees are being destroyed and concrete jungles are taking… Continue reading WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE
SELFIE — In the World of Books in the library at Sabarmati Ashram.
The British ruled India for a long, long time and the effects of their rule, good and bad, were felt all over the country. We got our freedom in 1947 . My father writes about what happened in his hometown in 1942. “This was the day which changed the face of India. The famous “Quit… Continue reading Memories of Childhood ; Quit India Movement, August 9 th , 1942
FIGURE – Figure also means form or shape, as determined by outlines or exterior surfaces: to be round, square, or cubical in figure. In this photo there are different types of figures; of coconuts, of cashewnuts, of a lady ,of stones, of hammer.
Sometimes I think about what exactly does ‘ generosity ‘ means. I know it means that we are willing to help someone in need, either in kind or in cash. Listening to someone with interest is also being generous. How many people do really listen? Most of us want to tell our part of the… Continue reading A Giving Heart